I’m a fan of The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch watched a show I’d DVR’d the other day. The show was about the "Comeback" mindset. Most of us know that our dreams don’t come true overnight and that on the way to our dreams we often have a hard road and sometimes get discouraged. The show featured people who had been knocked down, but came back.
Of the guests on the show the following quote by Dr. Karen Reivich made the most impact on me:
Resilience. It’s learnable. The heart of resilience is believing that you can affect change. [It] might not affect the whole situation, but there is an aspect of the situation you can control.
Excellent advice not only when times are tough, but as motivation when solving even the most difficult day-to-day problems.